Surfer Dude Stuns Physicists With Theory Of Everything
“An impoverished surfer has drawn up a new theory of the universe, seen by some as the Holy Grail of physics, which has received rave reviews from scientists.” In winter, he heads to the mountains near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where he snowboards.
“Being poor sucks, Lisi says. “It’s hard to figure out the secrets of the universe when you’re trying to figure out where you and your girlfriend are going to sleep next month.” “Despite this unusual career path, his proposal is remarkable because, by the arcane standards of particle physics, it does not require highly complex mathematics.”
“Even better, it does not require more than one dimension of time and three of space, when some rival theories need ten or even more spatial dimensions and other bizarre concepts.”
Article @ Telegraph UK
An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything @ Wikipedia
ConnaÃ®tre La Bretagne
“It is difficult to resist Brittanyâ€™s charm and to escape being captivated by this land created by the vagaries of wind, water and time. The Romansâ€™ â€œfinis terraeâ€ possesses all the attributes needed to charm visitors. Along a coastline where steep cliffs give way to fine sandy beaches, historic fishing villages nestle side by side with renowned seaside resorts. Inland, the heath merges into rolling hills and lakes and marshes conceal oases of green.”
History Of Brittany
Countdown To A Meltdown
Monday November 26th 2007, 10:16 am
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January 20, 2016, Master Strategy Memo
Subject: The Coming Yearâ€”and Beyond
It is time to think carefully about the next year. Our position is uniquely promisingâ€”and uniquely difficult. The promise lies in the fact that you are going to win the election. Nothing is guaranteed in politics, but based on everything we know, and barring an act of God or a disastrous error on our side, one year from today you will be sworn in as the forty-sixth president of the United States. Countdown@theatlantic.com
Wednesday November 21st 2007, 8:13 pm
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If 1967 saw the Summer of Love, the following year could not have been more different. As riots swept the streets of Paris, President de Gaulle fled to Germany, seemingly impotent in the face of radical student leaders like Daniel Cohn-Bendit – Dany le Rouge.
Across the Channel 25,000 students marched on the American Embassy in London in a violent outburst against the Vietnam war. At their head the moustachioed Tariq Ali, blessed with film-star good looks, urged the masses on to revolution. TariqAli.org
Over The Mountains, The Beach And The Sea
Este es un disco conceptual que narra un día en la vida de una pareja. La historia va más o menos así: Ella toma un bañoo. Él va a casa de ella en bicicleta. Discuten sobre sus autores favoritos (¿Tu connais William Faulkner?). Van a comer mariscos. Cogen el tren para regresar a casa y en el trayecto aprovechan para subirse a una rueda de la fortuna. Ven una película. Recuerdan su infancia. Ella trata de suicidarse.Él la rescata. Ya más tranquilos deciden embriagarse, recuerdan el día en que se conocieron (un año nuevo) y proceden a morir. Un buen día.
The Divine Comedy – Tonight We Fly
Setanta Records, 1994
The Three Laws Of Dialectics
Tuesday November 20th 2007, 10:05 am
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One–Everything is made of opposing forces/opposing sides.
Two–Gradual changes lead to turning points, where one opposite overcomes the other.
Three–Change moves in spirals, not circles.
These are the three laws of dialectics according to Frederick Engels, in his book Dialectics of Nature. Engels believed that dialectics was “A very simple process which is taking place everywhere and every day, which any child can understand.”
Dialectics For Kids@icg.org
Dialectics Of Nature@marxists.org
What is Dialectical Materialismemail@example.com
Nostromo, A Tale Of The Seaboard (1904)
“In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulacoâ€”the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquityâ€”had never been commercially anything more important than a coasting port with a fairly large local trade in ox-hides and indigo. The clumsy deep-sea galleons of the conquerors that, needing a brisk gale to move at all, would lie becalmed, where your modern ship built on clipper lines forges ahead by the mere flapping of her sails, had been barred out of Sulaco by the prevailing calms of its vast gulf. Some harbours of the earth are made difficult of access by the treachery of sunken rocks and the tempests of their shores. Sulaco had found an inviolable sanctuary from the temptations of a trading world in the solemn hush of the deep Golfo Placido as if within an enormous semi-circular and unroofed temple open to the ocean, with its walls of lofty mountains hung with the mourning draperies of cloud.”
Joseph Conrad – Nostromo eText@Project Gutenberg
Friday November 09th 2007, 6:22 pm
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* 850 towns are flooded.
* An estimated 80,000 households have lost all personal property.
* Nearly 30,000 people were housed in 269 shelters.
* More rain is expected in the coming days.
Cuenta De Acopio Cruz Roja Mexicana
A nombre de: Cruz Roja Mexicana
NÃºmero de cuenta: 0401010115
Cruz Roja Mexicana Website
They’ve Got Something You Don’t Often Find
“Maybe they were just too sweet. It wasn’t until after they split that people realized how solid and consistent they were. They didn’t have any kind of gimmicks to hang things off of. No gimmick, outside of the shining quality of their music. There were definitely personalities in the band, but they were all friends. It really was like a bunch of guys at school just getting together and playing, it just so happened that they were amazing songwriters and amazing musicians and had an amazing singer.” Alec Palao.
The Zombies – Friends Of Mine (stereo)
Odessey and Oracle
CBS Records 1968
Incident At Loch Ness
“The sham gravity of the title is only the first tip that we’re being put on. “Incident at Loch Ness” is a giddy mockumentary that actually has little connection with Scotland’s famed denizen of the deep and everything to do with another celebrated and enigmatic creature, the German director Werner Herzog.”
“What we see purports to be a documentary about Herzog making a film on the Loch Ness phenomenon — not about the monster, which he dismisses early on as a figment of the imagination and therefore uninteresting — but about why people believe the legend.”
“It’s time to step back from the films within the film. In reality, Zak Penn, who wrote the screenplays for “X2″ and “Behind Enemy Lines,” is making his directorial debut with “Incident at Loch Ness,” in which he also portrays the Zak Penn who is producing Herzog’s movie. And Herzog, in truth, isn’t making a film about Loch Ness, he’s playing himself in a picture that both salutes him and makes fun of his reputation as an eccentric and visionary wild man of cinema.”
The Root Of All Evil (1967)
“My father was German, and when he settled in England he was the first of the family to go further than a few kilometres from the home commune, province, canton, or whatever it was called in those parts. He was a Protestant who believed in his faith, and no one has a greater ability to believe, without doubt or scruple, than a Protestant of that type. He would not even allow my mother to read us fairy-stories, and he walked three miles to church rather than go to one with pews. ‘We’ve nothing to hide,’ he said. ‘If I sleep I sleep, and let the world know the weakness of my flesh.”
The Root Of All Evil@dresden.de
Graham Greene Bio@leninimports.com
“The small ranching community of Marfa is located on a Chihuahuan Desert plateau in the Trans-Pecos area of west Texas. Supported mostly by ranching, and more recently by tourism, it is surrounded by vast mountains and is Texas’ highest incorporated city.”
“Marfa is known primarily for its famous Marfa Mystery Lights and as the location for the shooting of the classic movie “Giant,” with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Dennis Hopper and James Dean.”
“Marfa also stands as a gateway to nearby border towns of Mexico and Big Bend National Park.”
Daría España Ciudadanía A Los Hijos De Exiliados
MADRID.- Los hijos y nietos de exiliados espaÃ±oles podrÃ¡n obtener la nacionalidad espaÃ±ola aunque sus progenitores la hubieran perdido o hubieran tenido que renunciar a ella por razones polÃticas.
Los descendientes de emigrantes podrÃ¡n tambiÃ©n acceder a la nacionalidad espaÃ±ola sin necesidad de que sus progenitores hayan nacido en EspaÃ±a, como ahora exige la ley.
SegÃºn publicÃ³ en exclusiva el diario El PaÃs, esta medida que afectarÃ¡ a cerca de un millÃ³n de personas de acuerdo con fuentes gubernamentales, serÃ¡ incluida en la Ley de Memoria HistÃ³rica que se estÃ¡ discutiendo en el Parlamento espaÃ±ol y cuya aprobaciÃ³n se prevÃ© para el 31 de octubre.
Just The Thought Fills My Heart With Pink Frost
Martin Phillips es un genio. Esta canciÃ³n solo muestra una faceta de su talento, pues, asÃ como te deja la sangre helada, puede ponerte una sonrisa en la cara. DespuÃ©s de escuchar esta canciÃ³n infinidad de veces, no puedo explicarme como le hizo Phillips para condensar tanta angustia en cuatro minutos. Tampoco se con certeza que fue lo que hizo el protagonista. AquÃ pueden ver el video. Alguna pista tendrÃ¡.
The Chills – Pink Frost
Flying Nun, 1986
Como extra por estos dÃas de los muertos, les dejo el “cover” que hizo The House of Love de esta canciÃ³n. Estos ingleses respetan la textura “gloomy” de la original. El Ãºnico problema que tengo con esta versiÃ³n es que no incluye la magnÃfica introducciÃ³n de la primera. Un excelente “b-side” del catÃ¡logo de esta banda, que prueba la gran influencia que ejercieron The Chills en el pop de los noventas.
The House of Love – Pink Frost
The Girl With The Loneliest Eyes (cd Single)